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September 17 , 2014 / Posted by Gary Gruber / Uncategorized / No Comments

AN APOLOGY TO KIA

I rented a car from Budget in Indianapolis and then I saw it sitting there in H-13 in the underground garage.  It was a little white box on wheels called SOUL.   It has no soul.  It has very little power and almost no personality.  I was suspicious when I first saw this car on the

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The Real World and Success for Every Child

The Real World and Success For Every Child When you’re assigned to a job and you can’t do it, you either learn how to do it or you’re fired.  Maybe you need to be in a different environment with different supervisors or mentors.  Maybe you need some remedial instruction or perhaps you need to find

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ANYWAY

Is it just me or has this word “anyway”  crept into conversations to the extent that it’s distracting?  Is it the new “whatever” or is it merely a pause while the speaker collects her thoughts to figure out what’s coming next?  Would silence be better?   The definition of “anyway” says that it’s used to confirm

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IMAGINARY BOUNDARIES

Part of my morning meditation included reading this article by Margaret Wheatley: //www.mindful.org/at-work/leadership/webs-boxes-and-boundaries and that took me back to all the times we have crossed a border, north, south, east or west.  What I found was that regardless of country, language or culture, people are all of the same species, homo sapiens, although one has

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SMALL HOUSE MOVEMENT

SMALL HOUSE MOVEMENT – Check it out on a web search.  Fascinating and appealing, at least to some of us older folks who have lived in larger houses, in different places over the years.  We often hear people talking about “downsizing” and we all know what that means.  I like to refer to it as

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